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3/22/18 10:07 P

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I live alone, but generally cook in quantity especially if it involves chopping or cutting up a lot of vegetables! I like to stir fry a bunch of veggies and then use them in different ways in several meals over a few days. It really shortens the prep time. Also freeze some things but my freezer space is limited. Also love my mini crock pot for a single piece of chicken or a cup of dried beans. Perfect!

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2/9/18 4:38 P

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Here's another idea for you. We cook a pork loin in the crockpot with potato, onions and carrots which we have for dinner.

The next day, I add chicken broth and turn it into a soup. Either that or I take the loin and make my squash soup with it.

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2/9/18 4:36 P

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Here's how I made soup for one....

Sliced yellow squash and onions with chicken broth and some tofu cooked in the microwave in a steamer bag. I add hot chili garlic sauce once it is in my bowl. You can serve it over rice if you wish, also microwaveable.

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I made a fish dish for Mother's Day. Sooooooooooo good.

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1/19/14 9:15 A

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I did the same thing, Carol!

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1/11/14 11:16 A

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What a great link Sharon. I could spend the whole day just going through all of the recipes. Gee thanks.

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1/7/14 10:55 A

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I found this the other day on Cooking Light and thought I'd share. It's a thread with recipes that others have pared down for one or two. Some have links to the original recipes, and about 6 pages in there's an index! Lots of good recipes (and some splurge recipes!) community.cookinglight.com/showthrea
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1/7/14 10:10 A

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I think soup & chili are the hardest because they seem to grow & grow on their own! These two things I usually end up with dinner for 2 of us and lunch the next day for sure!
What I do is measure out some of the ingredients rather than just throwing into the pot. For example, when making chili, I start with 4 oz of ground turkey. That's 2 oz. each, which is half a serving of meat, but with everything else, it's enough.

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1/2/14 1:21 P

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I guess there are a few things that you have to cook in large quantity.

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1/1/14 7:55 P

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We love soups. How do you make soup for one???


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1/1/14 7:54 P

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I have a hard time cooking for two in the winter. Most of the summer, I cook for 7.
We never object to leftovers and sometimes I just freeze for another day.
A creative cook can alter the leftovers and come up with something new.


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12/30/13 9:01 A

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Gee I never thought of paring down a recipe only making big batches and dividing into portions. What a good idea.

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12/29/13 5:04 P

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I mostly just cook for me because of my crazy schedule. I have learned to pare down recipes to only one or two servings, then have the 2nd serving for lunch the next day.

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12/19/13 9:37 A

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A lot of freezing goes on. Making big pots of foods, dividing it and then freezing it.

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